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Small Craft Advisory Māʻalaea Bay, Pailolo and ʻAlenuihāhā

July 12, 2013, 10:55 AM HST
* Updated July 12, 10:58 AM
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View towards the Pailolo Channel and the waters between Maui and Molokaʻi. Photo by Wendy Osher.

View towards the Pailolo Channel and the waters between Maui and Molokaʻi. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The National Weather Service has issued a small craft advisory until 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, for Māʻalaea Bay, the Pailolo Channel between Maui and Molokaʻi, the ʻAlenuihāhā Channel between Hawaiʻi and Maui, and Big Island Leeward and southeast waters.

According to the advisory, forecasters expect east winds to be blowing at 20 to 30 knots with rough seas of 7 to 11 feet.

The NWS advises inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels to avoid navigating in these conditions.

***Supporting information courtesy National Weather Service.

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